Our Labour and Birth Story

Freya Penelope Ella

19/09/2017 – 2:31am

6lb 12oz

If you follow me on social media, then 3 weeks ago you would have seen my announcement sharing the news that my child had entered the world 16 days early. For the first time since she was born, I’m finally sitting down to do some serious blogging and at the top of my drafts was the labour and birth story.

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Makeover Your Kitchen for Autumn

Throughout autumn and winter, we find ourselves spending more time in the kitchen than ever. Gone are the hazy summer days where we’d throw together a salad and gather around the BBQ. It’s all about slow cooker stews, warming soups and getting cosy. Have you ever thought about changing the decor in your kitchen in time for autumn? It can really add to the seasonal vibe, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

Go Rustic
Is there anything more autumnal than rustic decor? This works particularly well if your kitchen is wooden. Keep the decor simple, but not too simple. Think leather stools for your breakfast bar, copper-coloured pendant lights over the dining table, brickwork-inspired tiles, open shelves, and visible pan racks. If you’re in need of furniture, go for pre-loved vintage styles. If you have beams in your kitchen, accentuate them with a fresh wood stain!

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The Baby Shower

On Sunday 10th September, I had the pleasure of hosting my friends and family round my gaff for Baby Moore’s shower.

A mere 9 days later, Freya decided to make an early appearance into the world with my waters breaking like something from a soap or film. (I’ll be writing about that later this week when I share my labour story on the blog.)

If I’m completely honest, I took hardly any photos and I’m so glad I was phone free the whole time as I just loved spending time with the wonderful ladies in my life. The above photo was my very pregnant self and two ladies who were my bridesmaids back in May but have also been my friends for 6-7 years now. As mum’s of boys themselves, they were super excited that my little bundle was a girl.

The baby shower was full of games like “How well do you know the mum to be?”, “Fill in the missing words from the nursery rhyme” and Baby Fact or Fiction. We feasted on samosas, fizzy dummy sweets and nibbles and it was the perfect way to spend the day.

Having helped plan friends baby showers in the past, I’m always on the lookout for quirky games/gifts that are a bit more out of the box. This baby shower tea gift set is a fab way of giving the gift of afternoon tea or a brew for a mama in need once baby arrives as well as hopefully putting a smile on someone’s face.

The set comes in different volumes as well as tea flavours including English breakfast, Earl Grey, a mixture of the two or assorted flavours. I love the motivational quotes on each tea bag which as a new mum now, would certainly put a smile on my face when making myself a much-needed brew.

To celebrate my new-found mum-life, I’m giving away a full set of these baby shower tea gift sets with 16 tea bags inside as pictured above. To enter please use the rafflecopter below and entry is UK only. The winner will be selected at random after 7 days and contacted via email.

Happy Entering!

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Laura x

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